Stimulant free fat burners are a tough sell in the supplement industry, given the ever-escalating use and love of stimulants by consumers. So imagine our surprise when we came across one recently released by certified stim-fiends Vein Nutrition.
Though the crew at Vein do love their stimulants, hence their extensive line of pre workouts, the brand is also committed to making effective non-stimulant products as well. Such is the case with Veinquish, a stimulant-free fat burner that aims to enhance fat loss from a physical and mental standpoint.
The TL;DR key here: a very high dose of an ingredient known to suppress appetite, enhanced energy production, and some feel-good compounds to boost the mood in the process.
We’ve got plenty more info to come on Vein Nutrition’s unique appetite attacker below, but before we get there, you can first check Vein’s website at VeinNutrition.com to see what it’ll run you (Vein’s products are not currently offered via PricePlow’s network of stores.)
Veinquish uses several popular ingredients found in weight loss agents, and at some pretty hefty doses.
Caralluma Fimbriata 10:1 (1,400mg)
Often times, the hardest part of dieting is dealing with the insatiable hunger that sets in the longer you carry out your weight loss protocol. To help you beat the hunger blues, Vein Nutrition has included the powerful appetite-suppressant Caralluma fimbriata.
Caralluma is plant grown prevalently in India. The herb has a long history of use as an appetite suppressant, and even has research noting its efficacy in reducing weight, waist circumference, saturated fat intake, and BMI.[1,2]
High dose alert!
This is a dose that’s larger than even single-ingredient Caralluma supplements we’ve seen out there! So this alone is going to be an insanely strong and different feel than anything out there and should bring a lot of effect if Caralluma does anything for you personally. And that’s not even including everything else:
Remember how we said Veinquish aimed to attack fat loss on the physical and mental front? Well, that’s where Ashwagandha comes in. As we know, dieting can be extremely stressful, and when we’re stressed, cortisol levels become elevated, which encourages fat gain and inhibits lean mass gains.
KSM-66 is a premium grade ashwagandha extract developed by Ixoreal Biomed renowned for its anxiety and stress-combating abilities. Ashwagandha helps reduce cortisol, an insidious catabolic hormone that can suppress testosterone production and inhibit your fat loss efforts.[4,5]
There’s more though, as Ashwagandha also has been shown to improve semen quality by increasing serum levels of Luteinizing Hormone (LH), while decreasing levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).[6,7]
This is simply a fantastic, feel-good adaptogen that is included in tons of supplements, and nearly all of our favorite mood-enhancing fat burners (stim or no-stim) include it.
7-Keto DHEA (200mg)
7-Keto DHEA is a non-hormonal metabolite of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), so there’s no need to worry about hormonal side effects or post cycle therapy when running Veinquish. 7-Keto DHEA is rarely seen in fat burners, yet when you realize its effects in the body, it makes perfect sense for inclusion in a stim-free fat burner.
7-Keto DHEA has been shown to increase metabolic rate during a caloric restriction period and help regulate cortisol activity in the body as well.[8,9,10] Yet again we see the importance of reducing cortisol levels coming into play as a crucial component of fast fat loss.
Coleus Forskohlii 10% (50mg)
Any effective stim-free fat burner is going to include Forskolin, it’s basically a no-brainer. Numerous studies have demonstrated that forskolin is effective for triggering fat loss while also preserving, and possible enhancing, lean mass in dieters.[11,12,13]
Forskolin increases cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate) levels in the body, which simulates the effects of exercise in regards to the activity of mitochondrial enzymes in the body. Basically, increased cAMP enhances muscle protein synthesis in the body, which is beneficial regardless of bulking, cutting, or recomping.
Up next is fucoxanthin, a carotenoid found in seaweed that’s been heavily researched for its fat loss benefits. Studies have noted the carotenoid improves carbohydrate metabolism and enhances GLeUT4 expression in skeletal muscle.[15,16] Basically, fucoxanthin takes the carbs you’re eating and directs them into your muscles rather than your butt, hips, and love handles.
Fucoxanthin also operates as a beta-3 adrenergic agonist in white adipose (fat) tissue. Activating white fat increases activity of Uncoupling Protein 1 (UCP1) which indirectly boosts your metabolic rate. Over time, you’ll have a higher metabolic rate, which makes for faster fat loss.
Back to getting the good mood on:
5-HTP is a molecule generated in the body from the amino acid from tryptophan. 5-HTP is subsequently converted to serotonin, which is why people frequently use it to relieve stress or improve their quality of sleep.[19,20]
But, 5-HTP also can enhance your fat loss efforts, as other research has shown it’s effective for suppressing appetite, improving satiety, and accelerating weight loss.[21,22,23]
Most of you reading this are fairly familiar with BioPerine® by now. It’s the patent black pepper extract included in numerous supplements to enhance bioavailability and absorption of all the other ingredients contained in the product.
Consume 2 capsules twice per day, once in the morning and once at night.
Vein Nutrition recommends:
“For better absorption, take this product with 250-500mg of high quality fish oil or krill oil. For best results, take this product consistently for at least 30 days. This product does not need to be cycled.”
Stim-free fat burners are a tough sell, but we’ve been seeing a steady uptick lately in the number of quality non-stim weight loss aids hitting the market. This one is beyond anything we’ve ever seen, especially starting with that caralluma dose.
Veinquish looks to add its name of effective products via its dual physical and mental approach to fat loss. And, if you’re really missing your stims while using Veinquish, you could always stack it with one of the brand’s potent pre workouts for energy, focus, and fat loss.
Stay tuned to Vein’s website at VeinNutrition.com – this one looks like as much of a winner as we’ll get in the world of stim-free fat burners!
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